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Harris’ Innovation: Keeping Floridians Safe

May 28, 2015 | |

Education, innovation, infrastructure and quality of life are all key pillars making Florida’s business climate more competitive. Each is essential to growing private-sector jobs, Florida’s economy, and creating greater opportunities for families and small businesses. A stronger, more competitive Florida encourages job creators to grow and reinvest in their communities. In my experience, one great […]

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Atlanta Leader Explains, “Why Florida?”

From taxes, population growth and job projections to weather and quality of life- businesses have many different factors to consider when making expansion or growth decisions. For those businesses headquartered out of the state, Florida presents a unique opportunity for competitive growth. Consider these Florida facts: Florida has added more than 840,000 private-sector jobs since […]

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Future of Innovation Economy the Focus of Caucus Meeting

Recently the Florida Chamber Foundation hosted its Innovation Caucus meeting in Tallahassee, where Innovation Caucus members met to discuss how strategic investment, talent supply and research collaboration will propel Florida’s innovation and entrepreneurial economy.  “Through innovation, we can drive our economy to what we all aspire for – high wage, high skill jobs and competitiveness in […]

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Florida Chamber Co-Hosts Childhood Education

The Florida Chamber of Commerce and the Florida Chamber Foundation believe that a quality education is the best way to ensure Florida students can compete in a global economy. Securing Florida’s future over the long-term means making the right policy choices in the short-term. To help in this arena, the Florida Chamber Foundation’s Business Alliance […]

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U.S. Chamber Honors Florida Members of Congress

The U.S. Chamber recently released its annual How They Voted scorecard and recognized nearly 250 Members of Congress with the Spirit of Enterprise Award for their 2014 votes.  In Florida, the recipients were: Sen. Marco Rubio Rep. Jeff Miller Rep. Ander Crenshaw Rep. John Mica Rep. Daniel Webster Rep. Richard Nugent Rep. Gus Bilirakis Rep. David Jolly Rep. Dennis […]

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Rick Scott Signs Bill to Cut School Testing

April 14, 2015 | |

By Drew Wilson Gov. Rick Scott signed HB 7069 Tuesday, reducing the number of tests Florida public school students take as well as making changes to teacher evaluations and school year start dates. “This legislation reduces the number of tests our students take, including the 11th grade English Language Arts test that we eliminated this […]

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